Rebuilding and Building of villages in Sierra Leone after the Blood Diamond War in Sierra Leone, starting with Jimmi and Senehum

Rebuilding and Building of villages in Sierra Leone after the Blood Diamond War in Sierra Leone, starting with Jimmi and Senehum

Sierra Leone
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Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

To rebuild and build one village at a time, Our focus is centered with provding these villages with mud/cement housing--- the choice of mud and cement is because mud is a natural resource free in these villages, the combination is economical and durable. Housing in place our next focus is water, access to clean water is non-existing, building of water wells, will provide clean water, reduce diseases, illness, and provide water for the farms. Our agricultural project will provide villages with farming tools, ferterlizers, seeds. This will leave villages with plenty to eat with surplus which can be sold, in return provide income for villagers. Education, fostering education will allow growth for the next generation. Basic Health care will reduce the death rate, healther and stronger village.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Children, youth, women, men, elderly the community/village as a whole. Without our projects these communities will go without clean drinking water, poor sanitation, because villagers are using the same stream for drinking water, bathing in the same stream, laundry done in this same stream. Resources are not avilable to build huts/houses, agriculture project will lack the basic to trieve. Educations is out dated and no material avilable for desk, chairs, pen, pencil etc. Basic health care is not available to villages they have to travel to cities.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Sierra Leone had seen better days, now that the war is behind us, bigger organizations have secured the cities a bit but villages in Sierra Leone has seen little or no outside help. Hope is lost, you can see it in their eyes. We believe that if you provide the grass and the fertizer and water it will grow. So we at Khadarlis are giving these villages a place to call home, water, solar electric, agricultural base, education, basic health, then they in turn can take over their villages and make it productive and they can be self reliant.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

When Khadarlis was founded, villagers were sleeping under Banboo Huts, no walls, when it rained they got wet, food was hard to reach or get to, farming in need of a boost, no fertizers, villages could not afford them, water supply was throught streams, unsanitize, schools were closed due to the affect of the war. Since khadarlis has been established, we have managed to build 15 Mud houses, 1cement/mud house. One water well installed, one solar panel put up, some farming impliment in place, chair, desk build and in place. Since our projects village is becoming.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

In order to strengthen the Local Economy we are in need of Sponsors, donors, collaborators to fund these projects, we will like to buy product and services locally.
About You
Organization:
khadarlis for Sierra Leone
About You
First Name

Aisha

Last Name

Desince

About Your Organization
Organization Name

khadarlis for Sierra Leone

Organization Phone

401-454-6916

Organization Address

99 Academy Ave

Organization Country

, RI, Providence County

Country where this project is creating social impact

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How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Innovation
What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

I will stick with the co-founder that has ties to this part of the World. Aisha Khadar Desince. I was born in Kono, a district in Sierra Leone know for its Diamonds. My parents were miner. Success came to them easy. I was raised in Freetown the capital city.
I spent most of my vacations with my grandmother in her villages called Jimmi and Senehum. Population both villages about 4000. I love these people some relatives other not but they all treated each other as family and that how I felt among them.
I remember my grandmother had more facilities than anyone in the villages, these facilites where provided for her by my parents, for example, running water, electricity fostered by generator, indoor plumbing, refrigerator, projector TV, inported furniture, a bakery, a general store. I have to remind you that this is Africa, villages, in the 1900's. All lost from the Blood Diamond war.I remember my grandmother supplying these villagers with bread, items from the general store, use of her running water, watching movies with the whole village on beautiful summer evening, without no or little finiancial imput from non of them and it never bothered her, she will say to me we are family God's family and we need to share.Now she passed away, then came the 11 year conflict Blood Diamond war, and all these have been taken away and the villagers have little or nothing to survive each and everyday. After the war I left the USA to see how my beloved villages were doing. It broke my heart to see the distruction. With a heavy heart I returned home to the USA and had to start Khadarlis.

Social Impact
How many people have been impacted by your project?

1,001 - 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

The barriers that will hinder our success is funds....FUNDS...

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

From birth of khadarlis we are serving two villages, within the next three year we will leave the two villages Jimmi, and Senehum self reliant. By the end of the three year we will start our projects with two other villages. Implimenting the core goals of Khadarlis, rebuilding and building of villages.

Sustainability
For each selection, please explain the financial and non-financial support from each

Friends and family----the khan khadar {family} have donated acres of farm land.
Fundraiser event with our friends and family.
Individual---volunteers which we are greatful for, donations through our web site
Business can donate, advertise for donations etc
Customers come to our thrift store and buy and donate items

How do you plan to grow and/or diversify your base of support in the next three years?

Through social media
Advertising
Awareness campaigns
Working in Colaboration with Colleges, Volunteers, community action agencies
Affiliating and posting project support and donations through other non-profits eg, betterplace, tipping bucket etc
Since we just got our 501c3 we can now get into the proposal and grant giving area. And joint efforts with other organization

Collaboration
Please select your areas of intervention in the home improvement market

Financing, Design, Labor, Property rights, Sanitation, Water, Infrastructure, Energy conservation, Renewable energy, Green housing, Environment, Income generation, Urban development, Rural development, Citizen/community participation.

Is your innovation addressing barriers in the home improvement/progressive housing market? If so, please describe in detail your mechanisms of intervention

Before khadarlis went into these villages, villagers were bombed out of their homes had little huts built out of small trees and bamboo leaves, with our intervention, we are building Mud, Mud/cement housing with windows, doors, roof, privacy. Home ownership is now visible for them.

Are you currently collaborating with private companies, or have you partnered with private companies in the past? With which companies?

We are at presently sending proposla to private, corporate, foundations to partner with to get our project to its goals.
currently we are under review with these companies betterplace, tipping bucket, universal giving, change.org, google in kind, do gooders and a few others, we will love these partnership cause it will give our organization access to a bigger ordance.

Please describe in detail the nature of the partnership(s)

Assistance with funding our projects through their sites, with us helping in bring our supporters, using social media to raise the project funding.

Select the unit(s) with which the partnership was formed